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Library Associations
Other Professional Associations/Organizations
Listserve's and Discussion Groups
Government Sites
Online Databases
Advocacy Groups/Community Groups
General Health
Mental/Behavioral Health
Consumer Health Information
Substance Abuse
Search Engines
Commercial Sites


Library Associations

American Library Association (ALA)
Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL)
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Library & Information Technology Association (LITA)

Medical Library Association (MLA)

Special Libraries Association (SLA)
Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)

Other Professional Associations/Organizations

Alzheimer's Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Foundation
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
Florida Mental Health Institute
International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)
International Neuropsychological Society
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors
National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACA)
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS
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For additional organizations search one of the following sites
DIRLINE
-Directory of more than 17,000 national, international, and federal organizations.
International Psychiatric Organizations by Country- An alphabetical listing of addresses, phone numbers, and some email addresses maintained by the American Psychiatric Association.
Mental Health Infosource: Association Address Book- An extensive alphabetical list of associations, with contact information and some web addresses.


Listserve's and Discussion Groups

BackMed- (http://lists.swetsblackwell.com/mailman/listinfo/backmed) BackMed is a list devoted exclusively to the informal exchange of medical serial back issues and books among libraries. BackMed provides a forum for the listing of both available and desired serial issues and books in primarily medical subject areas. Messages which deal primarily with non-medical materials should be sent instead to the Backserv list. BackMed is not a forum for messages which discuss the process of exchanging materials or the merits of various dealers or exchange avenues. These messages should be posted instead on SERIALST, ACQNET or MEDLIB-L.

Google Librarian Central- This blog is advertised as "your official source of Google tips, news, and updates relevant to the librarian community." You can even sign up to receive the blog posts by email, or choose to read them from your Google Personalized Homepage or Google Reader (or your preferred blog reader).

MEDLIB-L- This email discussion list provides a forum for Medical Library Association members and other health sciences information professionals to discuss important issues about administrating their libraries and developing their careers. To subscribe to MEDLIB-L, send an email message to listserv@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu. Leave the subject field of the email blank, and in the body of the message type, "subscribe medlib-l Firstname Lastname". You may also subscribe via a Web interface.

MHLIB- Anyone with an interest in mental health librarianship/issues can join the MHLIB discussion forum by contacting John R. Clark at wyvern@prexar.com or john.clark@maine.gov. The list is by approved subscription only to maintain the high level of professionalism. MLIS students with an interest in mental health are welcome as well.

NIMH Listserv- (National Institute of National Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov)
NIMH-E-NEWS. To subscribe, provide your name and email address in the "NIMH-E-NEWS LISTSERV" section of the NIMH web site.


Government Sites

Administration on Aging
Administration for Children and Families
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Florida Council for Community Mental Health
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Indian Health Service
Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Women's Health Information Center
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

For additional government sites search
USA.gov- Internet portal for the US federal government. This site consolidates 27 million government Web pages.


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Online Databases

Most Frequently Used Databases in Mental Health:

PsycINFO - PsycINFO is an abstract database of psychological literature from 1887–present that contains more than 1.5 million references from journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and dissertations. Produced by the American Psychological Association.

MEDLINE: MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It provides access to over 12 million citations back to the mid-1960's from biomedical and life science journals. MEDLINE covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Two ways of accessing MEDLINE are: (1) PubMed- PubMed, a free service of the National Library of Medicine, includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. (2) OVID MEDLINE- Subscription database vendor that developed user-friendly software with capabilities such as: (1) mapping that analyzes users' natural language queries and suggests appropriate terms for searching; (2) extensive vocabulary features that include graphical thesaurus with scope notes, multiple tree structures, subheadings, explode capability, and permuted index; (3) command level searching, including automatic pre-explodes for almost every MeSH term, saved searches, and emulation of "dot-dot" and NLM search syntax. URL: http://www.ovid.com.

Other Useful Databases:
Ageline (AARP)- A searchable electronic database containing detailed summaries of publications about older adults and aging, including books, journal and magazine articles, and research reports. Ageline serves researchers, professionals, health care providers, policy makers, as well as the general public.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurement This Website contains information about tests, test reviews, and test publishers. It is produced by the Buros Institute, publishers of the Mental Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print, and the Buros Desk Reference Series.
Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health (CEBMH)-
Contains the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health, links to practice guidelines, and a very useful set of tutorials on finding and evaluating methodologically sound mental health research applicable to clinical practice.
Combined Health Information Database (CHID)-
Contains references to and abstracts of books, journal articles, brochures, fact sheets, and audiovisuals related to Alzheimer's Disease and other health topics.
e-psyche- Research information intended for professionals, students, and the general public in the field of psychology and related behavioral disciplines.
MedicineNet - Site includes news and perspectives, treatment updates, health facts, a medical dictionary, and an index of commonly used prescription and over the counter medications (listed both by generic and brand names).
Mental Health: The Cornerstone of Health- This site pulls together documents on the web from the agencies of the US Department of Health and Human Services on mental health topics. Organized by topic and by agency.
National Guideline Clearinghouse: Mental Disorders- A browsing list that can also be searched for practice guidelines related to mental health. Information on each guideline is extensive and includes how to obtain the full guideline either online or in print.
National Rehabilitation Information Center- Produced by the US Department of Education, this searchable database of literature is the result of federally funded projects focusing on rehabilitation and disability research.
Policy Information Exchange (PIE) Online- PIE Online, housed in the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, maintains a comprehensive database of mental health policy-related reports.
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center/Center for Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN). KEN is for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. KEN has information on Federal grants, conferences and other events, and over 200 publications.


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Advocacy/Community Groups

Al-Anon/ Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Building Blocks 110
California Coalition for Ethical Mental Health Care
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Florida National Alliance on Mental Illness
Join Together
Justice in Mental Health Organization
Kim's Safe Place
Mental Disability Rights International
Narcotics Anonymous
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Special Needs Network
Patient Advocacy Phone Numbers
Patient Access to Specialty Care Coalition
Partnership for a Drug Free America
Protection and Advocacy
Public Citizen's Questionable Doctors.
Recovery Connection
SA\VE-Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education
Support Coalition
Transformations

Treatment Advocacy Center
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council



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General Health (see also Commercial, Substance Abuse and Mental Health)

Abuse
Agency for Health Care Research and Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Care Information Resources
Healthfinder(US DHSS)
Health Information (NIH)
Herb Research Foundation
Health Resources and Services Administration
Health, United States, 2001
HealthLink Articles
HIV InSite
MEDLINEplus Health Information (NLM)
Merck.com

National Women's Health Information Center



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Mental Health Links (see also Commercial Sites)

Academic Info: Online Psychology Degrees & Resources
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR)
American Botanical Council- for research on "alternative/complementary" medicine.
American Psychiatric Association's HealthyMinds.org
Behavioral World for Professionals
- One-stop center for information on substance abuse and related mental disorders.

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Website (Canada)
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Florida Council for Community Mental Health
HealthyMinds.org Consumer Mental Health Information from the American Psychiatric Association.
International Psychiatric Organizations by Country- An alphabetical listing of addresses, phone numbers, and some email addresses maintained by the American Psychiatric Association.

Internet Mental Health - Afree encyclopedia of mental health info.
Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)- Provides information to the public about mental health service programs and funding opportunities.
Mental Disability Rights International- The Web site of this advocacy group, which was formed by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and American University's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, provides international news, publications, and United Nations standards for mental disability rights.
Mental Help Net-Guide to mental health, psychology, & psychiatry online.
Mental Health Infosource- Offers information and links to information on caregiver issues and resources.
MySeniorCare - a community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living, hospice and more.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)- Offers an array of information on policy, research, books on mental illness, notification of meetings, NAMI contacts and news concerning mental illness.
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA)
National Electronic Library for Mental Health (NeLMH)
National Guideline Clearinghouse: Mental Disorders- A browsing list that can also be searched of practice guidelines related to mental health. Information on each guideline is extensive and includes how to obtain the full guideline either online or in print.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Network on Mind Body Interactions- An organization of researchers from multiple disciplines whose purpose is the study of the effects of mental and social processes on physical health. The website presents biographies of members, research summaries, and links to articles, books and websites of interest.
OnlinePsychologyDegrees Information about psychology courses offered online and also at different universities and colleges organized by State.
Psychology Degree Guide Information about schools and colleges in the United States that offer degrees in psychology.
PubMed- Provides citations for more than 10 million medical articles. PubMed includes the National Library of Medicine's database, MEDLINE, which covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
School Psychology Resources Online- For Psychologists, Parents and Educators.
Social Work Access Network- Information and networking for social work professionals.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)



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Consumer Health Information (see also Commercial Sites)


AAFP Health Information for Patients- Medical, mental health, and behavior problems database produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Has a Spanish alternative page.

American Council on Science and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Consumer information about diseases, conditions and other special topics.
ChronicIllnet
Department of Health and Human Services
DIRLINE- Directory of more than 17,000 national, international, and federal organizations
GriefNet
Health Care Information Resources
Health Information- Ohio State University Medical Center
Health Information (NIH)
HealthBeat Articles - University of Washington Health Science Center.
healthfinder (US DHSS)- Site developed by federal government to direct consumers to reliable sites.
Healthnet Connecticut Consumer Health Information- Mental health resources sponsored by the University of Connecticut.
HealthWatch (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
HealthWeb- HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation. It provides links to evaluated, noncommercial, health-related sites.
HealthWorld Online
Herb Research Foundation- For research on "alternative/complementary" medicine
HIV In Site. Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco.
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Net
Knowledge Exchange Network (Center for Mental Health Services) -Provides information to the public about mental health service programs and funding opportunities.
Mayo Clinic- Easy-to-understand information on health topics.
Med Help International
MEDEM: An Information Partnership of Medical Societies
MEDLINEplus Health Information (NLM)- Free access to journal citations in MEDLINE and related databases as well as links to self-help groups, access to NIH health information, and information on ongoing, clinical trials. This site is intended to help research health questions, and includes dictionaries of medical terms, directories of doctors and hospitals, and a medical encyclopedia.
MedlinePlus Magazine NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a new quarterly guide for patients and their families. It brings the latest and most authoritative medical and healthcare information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as featured online on the MedlinePlus Web site.
Mental Health Information Network- This is a collaboration of Boston University Medical Library and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Website provides a comprehensive access point for quality-filtered information and links, as well as content information and materials provided by DMH and other mental health information providers.
Mental Help Net-guide to mental health, psychology, & psychiatry online.
MySeniorCare - a community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living, hospice and more.

National Institute of Mental Health- NIMH "For the Public" section offers information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses.
National Guideline Clearinghouse: Mental Disorders- A browsing list that can also be searched of practice guidelines related to mental health. Information on each guideline is extensive and includes how to obtain the full guideline either online or in print.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse- This site provides information for mental health consumers including descriptions of current activities, upcoming conferences, scholarship and employment opportunities, and a catalog of publications.
National Women's Health Information Center- Health Information and Referral Center for Women. Sponsored by U.S. Public Health Service.
NetWellness
NewDoctor.com

Oncolink: A University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource. OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
Patient's Guide to Health Information on the Internet
Pomerance Library Patient Education Page- Additional links to many informative websites.
Prevention Online
Schizophrenia Home Page- Nonprofit site provides information, support, and education about schizophrenia.
Social Security Administration
Therapy Counseling
USA.gov
- Internet portal for the US federal government. This site consolidates 27 million government Web pages.
Virtual Hospital-Information for Patients from University of Iowa Health Care



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Substance Abuse

American Council for Drug Education and Research in Substance Abuse- Resource for publications and articles.
Addictions Newsletter -Presented by the American Psychological Association, this newsletter includes addiction-related articles for health care professionals.
Al-Anon/ Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous
American Psychological Association- Division of Pyschopharmacology and Substance Abuse- Brown University.
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
Ask the Expert - Drug Abuse - National Families in Action Website.
Behavioral World for Professionals - One-stop center for information on substance abuse and related mental disorders.
CDC's Tobacco Information & Prevention Sourcepage
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Website (Canada)
Cocaine Anonymous
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug and Alcohol Services Information System
Drug Enforcement Administration
Drugnet- Drug and alcohol treatment and prevention network. Provides useful links, treatment and research data, and prevention info.
Drugs Information- History, effects, dangers and legal position on a variety of drugs from tobacco to tranquilizers.
Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
HabitSmart- Explores theories for why drug and behavioral addictions occur, along with tips for managing habitual or compulsive behavior.
IDEA-Prevencion - Specialized System on drug abuse prevention (in Spanish).
JoinTogether.org
Marin Institute- Devoted to the prevention of alcohol and drug problems, this organization offers recent news summaries, a newsletter, and an industry database.
National Association of Children of Alcoholics
Narcotics Anonymous
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Partnership for a Drug-Free America-Nonprofit coalition of professionals from the communications industry.
Prevention First, Inc.- Established by the Illinois State Legislature to coordinate alcohol and other drug abuse prevention services.
Prevention Online
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (Professional Society)
Substance Abuse Resource Center
Twelve Step Cyber Cafe- Learn about addiction, recovery, and codependency at this site designed to help introduce people to the 12 steps.
Web of Addictions- Directory of online resources and organizations offering help for individuals suffering from a substance abuse problem.



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Search Engines

About.com- The network of sites led by expert guides.
AltaVista
Ask Jeeves- Type in a whole question, instead of key words.
Big Search- Search engines worldwide, can search by specific country or area.
DIRLINE- Directory of more than 17,000 national, international, and federal organizations.
Dogpile- Search many engines simultaneously.
Excite
Google
Health A to Z- Links to more than 26,800 medical resources on the internet.  Covers categories like alternative medicine, diseases and conditions, health Institutes and organizations, pharmaceuticals and drugs, and medical products and services.
HotBot
LookSmart
Lycos

MEDNETS- Provides an extensive catalog of medical databases available on the Web.
MSN Search
Microsoft's Search Engine.
Netscape Search
Netscape's Search Engine.
Northern Light Search
Search Engine
Snap!
Search Engine
Yahoo!
Search Engine
WebCrawler
Search Engine



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Commercial Sites on Health & Mental Health

1Up Health - Medical resource provides comprehensive and authoritative information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgery, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.
Behavioral World for Professionals- one-stop center for information on substance abuse and related mental disorders.
BrainSource.com -
BrainSource includes a broad and growing collection of information and resources about normal and injured brains, clinical and forensic neuropsychology, brain injury rehabilitation, creativity, memory and other brain processes, education, brain-body health, and other topics in brain science. BrainSource is also a guide to products, books, continuing education, and Internet resources in neuroscience. Under the section "Brain and Behavior" there is a list of commonly used Neuropsychological Tests with brief descriptions of the tools used to evaluate functional domains.
CBS Health Watch by Medscape
Drug InfoNet - drug index searchable by generic, brand, and manufacturer name. (Info. in this database is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
Drugstore.com -iInformation on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
DrugWatch.com
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Website featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects.
Dr Weil.com
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Online
Health A to Z.com -Links to more than 26,800 medical resources on the Internet. Covers categories like alternative medicine, diseases and conditions, health Institutes and organizations, pharmaceuticals and drugs, and medical products and services.
Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center - Features extensive bibliographies and links to other web sites. Produced by Policy Research Associates, Inc.
HealthCentersOnline: Depression Mental health information on depression and bipolar disorder.
HealthCentral -General interest site with customized health risk assessment and personal record keeping tools.
Healthline - delivers rich, contextually relevant health information.

Healthtouch - Online for Better Health
InteliHealth.com (Aetna)
Internet Mental Health - Free encyclopedia of mental health information.
MedicineNet -Site includes news and perspectives, treatment updates, health facts, a medical dictionary, and an index of commonly used prescription and over the counter medications (listed both by generic and brand names).
MEDNETS -Extensive catalog of medical databases available on the Web.
Medscape (CBS)
Mental Health Infosource.com (CME Inc.)
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The MERCK Manual of Medical Information-- Home Edition
MySeniorCare - a community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living, hospice and more.
National Rehabilitation Information Center
- Searchable database of literature resulting from federally funded research projects focusing on rehabilitation and disability.
PDR.net Getting Well Network- Consumer page of a healthcare Website created by Medical Economics Co. Inc., publisher of healthcare magazines and directories, including the Physicians' Desk Reference. This site offers news, information and resources for consumers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.
Psych Central: Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page- This page is advertised as a one-stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people on the Internet. Created and maintained by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
RxList: The Internet Drug Index - A searchable list of more than 4,000 drugs and 300 related monographs.
RxMed
RxMed is a resource for physicians, patients and their families. This health-care Web site provides illness and medication information, as well as access to various medical products and services.
Science Magazine Online
WebMD - Medical news and personalized health information.
Yahoo's Health page



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